Best Viewpoints for Photography in Hong Kong
Lion's Rock at night is one magical place. Take the grueling 3-hour uphill hike to the top to witness a fantastic view of the backside of Hong Kong. There's also a chance the only camp site (it's illegal, but still do it) is available at dusk.
Victoria Peak is the most touristic view point in Hong Kong, but not without a good reason. During the night, the city lights up in blues, reds and yellows. This is my favorite place to take night photos.
Lantau Peak is on the opposite side of Victoria Peak toward Lantau Island. This is a great spot to see the sunset drop behind the sea.
Shek-O Beach is right below the popular Dragon's Back trail on the southern part of Hong Kong. Here, local fisherman gather their dinner while tourists swim along the shore.
Opposite Side of Shek-O Beach
This hidden gem is located on the opposite side of Shek-O Beach. Climb over the sea wall to capture the glowing orange rocks near the shore.
Stanley Park is a fantastic spot to capture tiny boats floating about the water. With lush greener and small inlets around the bay, Stanley Park is a picturesque spot on a sunny day.
One of the coolest parts of Abeerdeen is the abandoned lookout building next to a small waterfall. Abeerdeen is located on the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) is located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. This is a perfect spot to take photos of Victoria Harbour during the day. Be sure to capture the light show from this side of the island. The Hong Kong Island side won't have any lights flashing about.
Junk Boat on the Harbour
If possible, grab a group of friends and rent a junk boat for the day. Riding through the blue waves is one of the coolest parts of Hong Kong. Discover tiny island caves on your trip.
Dragon's Back Trail
This trail has some of the best views in all of Hong Kong. Take a group of friends to witness the many islands around the city. Watch out for the gigantic spiders in the trees as you walk by.
Tai O Fishing Village
Take a boat tour (20HKD) along the waterways of Tai O. Taking a boat through town has a different vantage point than simple walking through.